Boyd Raeburrn —
Jewells ... LP Savoy, Late 40s. Near Mint- 2LP Gatefold ...
A great illustration of the hipness that was Boyd Raeburn – a beautiful collection of key 78s for Savoy! Some tracks feature vocals by David Allyn or Ginnie Powell – and the set features detailed notes and great sound too. LP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s issue in the yellow cover, with some fading along the spine.)
Great session of 70's Latin jazz, featuring some excellent trumpet playing by the great Virgil Jones, and some soprano work by Hugh Brodie. The band has a fairly mysterious origin – but they've got the kind of wonderful warm 70s Latin jazz sound that you'd only find on a rare few records. ... (Latin, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Early 80s pressing. Cover has a cut corner with a bit of waviness from moisture.)
Drummer Tom Rainey is the leader, but he's a nicely subtle talent here – really letting the group finds its sound and shape as a whole – which makes for some beautiful interplay between the trumpet of Ralph Alessi, saxes of Ingrid Laubrock, piano of Jacob Sacks, and bass of Drew Gress! ... read moreCD
Tom Rainey/Mary Halvorson/Ingrid Laubrock —
Pool School ... CD Clean Feed (Portugal), 2010. Used ...
Tom Rainey on drums, Mary Halvorson on guitar, and Ingrid Laubrock on tenor and soprano saxophone. CD
The legendary Phil Ranelin has been giving us great music for decades – yet he still sounds as fresh and vibrant here as ever – working in a small combo that really lets us focus on his phrasing and imagination on trombone, and his very righteous way of putting over a tune! Phil's ... read moreCD
An excellent lost classic from Detroit soul jazz powerhouse Phil Ranelin! Trombonist Ranelin was one of the key figures in the city's Tribe Records scene – and this album is one of the greatest that the label ever issued. The set features Ranelin on trombone, Marcus Belgrave on trumpet, ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
One of the recent comeback albums cut by Ranglin – the famous Jamaican guitarist who worked heavily early reggae sides, on Monty Alexander's 70s releases for MPS, and who's been getting quite a bit of well deserved recognition these days. The album's got a number of different grooves – ... read moreCD
The core RED trio works here with a very expanded lineup – one that turns their smaller-format free jazz into the mode of an improvising orchestra – all in celebration of the tenth anniversary of the trio! The group features Rodrigo Pinheiro on piano, Hernani Faustino on bass, and ... read moreCD
Dewey Redman —
Choices ... CD Enja/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1992. New Copy ...
Late work from avant tenor legend Dewey Redman – and surprisingly great, with all the best energy of his sides from older years! The album features Dewey playing in a trio with Cameron Brown on bass and Leon Parker on drums – plus guest appearances on about half the tracks by a young ... read moreCD
The first-ever album as a leader from tenorist Dewey Redman – a set that captures the rising musician at a level that's very full-formed, and which shows some of the roots of his years in Texas with a young Ornette Coleman! The vibe's different here than Coleman's music – at least in ... read moreCD
(Part of the "Freedom Paper Sleeve Collection" series!)
A real breakout set from the young Joshua Redman – the kind of record that made some mighty big ripples in the jazz world at the time – and which ended up in more record collections than we can count – and for good reason, too! The group's a rock-solid quartet – with Redman ... read moreCD
(BMG Direct pressing.)
Joshua Redman —
Wish ... CD Warner, 1994. Used ...
Features Joshua Redman on tenor, Pat Metheny on guitar, Charlie Haden on bass, and Billy Higgins on drums! CD
(Out of print.)
Joshua Redman and Brad Mehldau —
Nearness ... CD Nonesuch, 2016. Used ...
Just Sold Out!
Joshua Redman on tenor and soprano saxophone and Brad Mehldau on piano. CD
Features Joshua Redman on saxophones, Peter Martin on piano, Christopher Thomas on bass, and Brian Blade on drums. CD
(Out of print.)
Joshua Redman, Brad Mehldau, Christian McBride, & Brian Blade —
RoundAgain ... CD Nonesuch, 2020. New Copy ...
One of those rare cases where an all-star group is really worth the weight of its talent – as this quartet really sounds wonderful together, and make you know that you're in for a treat right from the very first note in the set! The best energy of the record might come from the rhythmic ... read moreCD
A killer quartet session by Brit trumpeter Dizzy Reece, recorded as one of his three American albums for Blue Note during the late 50s! Unlike the other records, which featured larger groups, this album's done with a quartet – which gives Reece a chance to really take over on his solos ... read moreCD
Compelling work from Mike Reed's Loose Assembly – a group headed by one of the hippest cats working in Chicago these days, with some superb guest work from the legendary Roscoe Mitchell! Reed's musical vision here is sharper than ever – and there's a sense of power to the record that ... read moreCD
A one of a kind record that still sparkles as brightly today as it did back in the late 60s – an amazing collaboration between Brazilian vocalist Elis Regina and Scandinavian jazzman Toots Thielemans – done in a style that easily makes it one of the best records ever from both artists! ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreCD
Steve Reid —
Nova ... CD Mustevic Sound/Soul Jazz (UK), 1976. New Copy ...
An underground soul jazz classic – massive grooves from drummer Steve Reid, and exactly the kind of set that's gotten him so much attention in recent years! There's a mixture of freedom and tightness here that's really wonderful – some of the looser elements of the loft jazz generation ... read moreCD
An underground soul jazz classic – massive grooves from drummer Steve Reid, and exactly the kind of set that's gotten him so much attention in recent years! There's a mixture of freedom and tightness here that's really wonderful – some of the looser elements of the loft jazz generation ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(First 1000 copies pressed on limited edition red vinyl! Includes download.)
Drummer Steve Reid made some fantastic records back in the 70s – indie label spiritual jazz sessions that went on to become the stuff of legend over the decades – so much so, Reid was able to return to the forefront with this amazing new record in the 21st Century! The set is something ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition – with download! Features original inner, with Gilles Peterson interview.)
Sublime sounds from cellist Ernest Reijseger – an artist who we mostly know for his work in the field of improvised music, but who's also become one of the key soundtrack composers to work with director Werner Herzog over the past 20 years! In fact, it might well be said that Ernest is ... (Soundtracks, Jazz)read moreCD
A real masterpiece from pianist Christian Reim – an unissued live set from 1973, conceived as one long suite for a very modern sextet! The music is wonderful – full of all these subtle moments of feeling that we don't always hear in some of Christian's other work – mixed with ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Includes the songs "Limehouse Blues", "When Day Is Done", "Saint Louis Blues", "Minor Swing", "My Serenade", "You Rascal You", "Montmartre", "I'll See You In My Dreams", "Naguine","Nuages", "Blue ... read moreCD
A wonderful set by Derk Reklaw – an overlooked Chicago musican from the 70s, and a player with credits that also include work in the legendary Pharoahs! The feel here is relatively in a spiritual 70s soul jazz mode – and Derf's working with ex-bandmates from the Chicago scene, plus a ... read moreCD
Here's a case where the word "covid" doesn't have to be thought of in ways that make you shudder – as the always-inventive reedman Dave Rempis used the dark days of 2020 to find new ways of expression, and make a deeper exploration of different sides of his music! One of those ... read moreCD
Dave Rempis/Elizabeth Harnik/Michael Zerang —
Triple Tube ... CD Not Two (Poland), 2020. New Copy ...
A trio of improvised performances by a very hip trio – Dave Rempis on alto, Elisabeth Harnik on piano, and Michael Zerang on drums – all musicians who are working here together at a club in Austria, where the set was recorded! Rempis is, as always, a master of magical moments on his ... read moreCD
A masterpiece of British jazz from the end of the 60s – a set that doesn't need to answer at all to any of the jazz styles coming from America at the time – as it's sound and vision is so bold, so unique, it's a completely massive statement on its own! The set may well represent the ... read moreCD
A Brazilian jazz keyboard masterpiece – a set you can put right up there next to the earliest records by Azymuth, even though this one's much more obscure! Keyboardist Marcos Resende never hit the kind of fame he deserved, but that also allowed him to be one of the most creative players on ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreCD
Somehow it seems to us that the members of Return To Forever always cut better albums under their own names than for RTF, but these sides are still not without their merit. Like everyone else, we're rethinking our distaste for fusion, and this set finds Chick Corea, Lenny White, Stanley Clarke and ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Return To Forever Live – a vastly-extended exploration of this legendary 70s group at their best! The triple-length package offers the ensemble plenty of room to open things up – long tracks that stretch out with the boundless energy that Chick Corea first brought to the group, yet ... read moreCD
A surprising release on A&M for the Revolutionary Ensemble – formerly a much more underground group, but still sounding great here recording for a bigger label! The lineup features Jerome Cooper on piano, bugle, drums, and a variety of percussion instruments – with Sirone on bass ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Sealed original pressing! Cover has a cutout mark.)
A nice lost killer! The record's a great batch of dreamy tenor/organ material from LA – recorded for the legendary Cash label, under the supervision of John Dolphin. Bo Rhambo plays some very nice tenor lines – in the manner of early (King-era) Eddie Lockjaw Davis – with backing ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Mono Imperial pressing with deep groove. Cover has light surface wear, aging, and some notes in pen on back.)
Ken Rhodes —
Profile ... LP Amayana/Sconsolato (Germany), 1974. New Copy (reissue)...
That's Ken Rhodes, not Fender Rhodes – but the acoustic pianist is more than funky enough on his own – even without any electricity in the mix! The set's got this wonderful rhythm duo – drummer George Greene and bassist Joachim Knauer – who often come on with this really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Pretty darn great stuff from Buddy Rich – despite his stupid haircut on the cover! The album's got Buddy working in a tight funky mode – with strong players like Steve Marcus on soprano and tenor, Cornell Dupree on guitar, Ray Armando on congas, Greg Kogan on piano, and Lloyd Michaels ... read moreCD
Some nice solo moments here – courtesy of Steve Marcus on tenor and soprano sax, Gary Bribek on tenor, and Barry Keiner on piano. Titles include "Bouncin With Bud", "Fiesta", "Funk City Ola", and "Cape Verdean Blues". LP, Vinyl record album
Buddy Rich on drums, Tom Warrington on bass, Edward Eby on bass trombone, Barry Keiner on piano, Alan Gauvin, Chuck Wilson, Gary Pribeck, Greg Smith, and Steve Marcus on reeds, Dale Kirkland and Matt Johnson on trombone, and Chuck Schmidt, Danny Hayes, Dean Pratt, and John Marshall on trumpet. CD
Late work by jazz drum giant Buddy Rich – captured in a surprisingly energetic, firey, and sometimes funky mode at Ronnie Scott's Club in 1980! Buddy really pulled off some bright, buoyant, funk influenced work in the 70s and this set finds him at the tail end of that groove – playing ... read moreCD
Buddy at his soulful late 60s best – not content to keep in the same groove as older years, and working here with a great lineup that includes some excellent younger players! Charles Owens is in the group on alto, and the set also features work by Don Menza on tenor, Art Pepper on alto, Pat ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Stereo pressing. Cover has unglued seams.)
Buddy Rich —
New One! ... LP Pacific Jazz, 1967. Very Good+ Gatefold ...
Very hard-burning work from Buddy's hip band of the mid 60s – a large ensemble, but one that features searing horn parts that cut through the bigger arrangements with ease! Buddy really had an ear for tuning power with personality at this point in his career – and although the group ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has light wear and a small price in faded marker.)
A rare Buddy Rich set from 1978 – presented with his Killer Force band (possibly because it was made up of some of the few players who could stand up to his wrath!) The set was recorded live in Sacramento, and has a hard-driving approach that's similar to some of Rich's best work of the late ... read moreCD
Buddy takes on the grooves of the younger generation – and serves up one of his funkiest records of the time! Buddy's working here with arranger John LaBarbera – a youthful talent with a wonderful ability for bringing together horns in a freshly creative way – one that completely ... read moreCD
(Out of print. Cover image differs slighly from that shown.)
A collection of Buddy's greatest hits from the 60s – titles include "Blowin' The Blues Away", "Me And My Jaguar", "Just Blues", "I Remember Clifford", "Sonny And Sweets", and "Caravan". LP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a DJ sticker and bumped corner. Shrinkwrap has a tear in back.)
A hard and heavy side from Buddy, and true to his reputation and the title of the LP, he comes out swinging! The set features a top notch mid 60s group, and from the sound of the numbers on this set, ol' Buddy did need to hand out any of his famous lectures on the bus afterwards, with some crisp ... read moreCD
Buddy Rich is definitely wailing on this one – an open-ended all-star set that features work from Ben Webster on tenor, Sonny Criss on alto, Harry Edison and Joe Newman on trumpets, Oscar Peterson on piano, and Freddie Greene on guitar! The album features 4 long tracks – all in the best ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow label Norgran pressing, with trumpeter logo – nice and clean! Cover has some light aging, a bit of fading near the spine, and a small split on the top seam – but is pretty great overall.)
Buddy Rich —
Wham ... CD Jazz Heritage/Label M, 1977/1978. Used ...
Buddy Rich on drums with Ross Konikoff on trumpet, David Boyle on trombone, Alan Gauvin on alto and soprano sax, Chuck Wilson on alto sax and flute, Steve Marcus on tenor sax, Barry Kleiner on piano, Tom Warrington on bass, and others. CD
One of the few albums ever recorded by 50s vocalist Ann Richards – best known for her work with Stan Kenton in the post-June Christy days, stepping out very nicely here in a small group session! Ann's definitely got a touch of the June in her approach – but she's also a bit warmer, and ... (Vocalists, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Yellow harp label mono pressing! Cover looks great on front, save for the light trace of an old sticker – and back has a small name and promo stamp.)
One of the grooviest albums to come from the godlike hands of Emil Richards – a hip LA vibist who touched equally the worlds of jazz, soul, rock, and easy! This album's got a bit more punch than some of Richard's more jazz-based sessions – with Emil playing a wide range of percussion ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Original mono pressing. Cover has some light wear – vinyl is great!)
We've always loved the music of Logan Richardson, but here he's onto something completely new and groundbreaking – as you might begin to guess from the cover and title! Logan still blows alto sax, but he also handles piano and keyboards, and works in this swirling mix of sound that really ... read moreCD
We've always loved the music of Logan Richardson, but here he's onto something completely new and groundbreaking – as you might begin to guess from the cover and title! Logan still blows alto sax, but he also handles piano and keyboards, and works in this swirling mix of sound that really ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Logan Richardson —
Shift ... CD Blue Note, 2016. Used ...
The Blue Note debut of alto saxophonist Logan Richardson – an up-and-coming player you might know from a few previous records, or his work with Jason Moran, Gerald Clayton, or the Next Collective! This set may well surpass all those other projects, though – as Richardson's really ... read moreCD
Kim Richmond on alto saxophone, Trey Henry on bass, Ralph Razze on drums, John Dickson and Suzette Moriority on French horn, Bob Carr, Glen Berger, John Mitchell, John Yoakum, Phil Feather, Sal Lozano, and John Gross on saxophone and woodwind, Clay Jenkins, Dave Scott, Ron King, and Wayne Bergeron ... read moreCD
(Out of print.)
Howard Riley —
Flight ... LP Turtle/Eargong (UK), 1971. New Copy Gatefold (reissue)...
A complete classic from British pianist Howard Riley – exactly the sort of record that made him as important a new voice on the piano as Cecil Taylor in the US or Alexander Schlippenbach and Martial Solal on the European scene! The set's got the free, fiery vibe of some of Taylor's best work ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
A really inventive record from British avant piano legend Howard Riley – and that's saying a lot, as Riley is always pretty darn inventive! The set follows on a mode that Howard first begun during the 70s – and uses overdubbing to record him working on three different pianos as a trio ... read moreCD
One of the last recordings to ever feature the guitar of Vic Juris – a really wonderful player who always seemed to bring something special to a session – maybe even more when he was a sideman than when he was a leader! Here, his tone does something really special for the tenor of ... read moreCD
A brilliant record right from the very first note! This amazing first album by the Rio 65 Trio is a solid gem all the way through – a magical moment in the recording studio, and a record that forever changed the face of bossa! The trio features piano work by jazz legend Dom Salvador – ... (Brazil, Jazz)read moreCD
Includes the songs "Garden Of Babylon", "Tourist In Paradise", "Affair In San Miguel", "Snowbound", "Aruba!", "Sapphire Island", "Principles Of Desire", "Vienna", "Kenya", "She Likes To Watch", " ... read moreCD
A masterful fusion set from guitarist Lee Ritenour – one that expands his sound a bit more than usual by adding in vocals on a number of tracks – but in a way that really gets at the mainstream soul influences that bubble through his jazz work! The set features key vocal appearances ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
Lee Ritenour —
Rit ... LP Elektra, 1981. Near Mint- ...
Few people did soulful fusion better than Lee Ritenour back in the early 80s – and the guitarist always seemed to find a way to really link together all the different sounds of the electric genre – from heavy jamming to soulful grooving to a rock-like appreciation for a good hook! ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Includes the printed inner sleeve. Cover has light wear.)
A corker of a set from tenorist Diego Rivera – a player who's been around for a bit, but who really seems to find his groove in this Posi-Tone setting! The album's got Diego working with some great labelmates – including trombonist Michael Dease on all cuts, a name that's worth us ... read moreCD
Diego Rivera's a hell of a tenorist – and he plays a bit of soprano too – packing a heck of a lot into just a little bit of space, almost with the mix of hardbop and soul jazz we'd hear from 60s favorites like Benny Golson or Jerome Richardson! As with both of those artists, Rivera's ... read moreCD
Early West Coast style jazz from Madison, Wisconsin; with George Bohrnstedt on clarinet, Bill Davison on trombone, Bob Schulz on trumpet, Charlie Marshall on banjo, James Whitey Minette on piano, Ray Schenk on tuba, and Bob Venable on drums. LP, Vinyl record album
(Black label stereo pressing with deep groove. Cover has light wear and aging, with a small ink stamp on back.)
Mindblowing music from the great Sam Rivers – and, like the other albums in this essential Archive Series, a performance that appears on record for the first time ever! The set has Rivers working on a live date in Italy from 1981 – really spinning things out in ways that recall some of ... read moreCD
A fantastic lost slice of work from reedman Sam Rivers – recorded at a point when he was really able to let loose and go for a long stretch of a time – and with a mode that's a bit similar to his better-known late 70s recordings for the Circle label! Some of the elements here are the ... read moreCD
A tremendous album from organist Freddie Roach – arguably his best record ever for Blue Note, and a really wonderful session! The set's got Freddie opening up in a slightly hipper groove than on some of his more R&B-influenced sides – working with a quartet that includes Percy ... read moreCD
The drums are certainly unlimited here – and the album's a really unique one, in that it shows Max Roach in 2 different settings – one with a group, and one that's simply solo! One batch of tracks has Max in the company of a tight group of soul jazz players like Freddie Hubbard, Roland ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Red and green Rockefeller label pressing. Cover has light wear.)
Reissue pressing of Max Roach's legendary political suite, an insistent plea for freedom and equality during the civil rights movement. One of the most righteous albums that Max Roach ever cut – and a monumental jazz release from the heart of the Civil Rights era! As you can guess from the ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Columbia Contemporary Masters pressing. Right side of cover is slightly bent with bumped corners.)
A late meeting between these two jazz giants! Tracks include "In The Beginning (Part 1)", "Arrival", "Georges Cinq", "Place De La Concorde", "Fountain Blues", "Just Dreaming", "The Theme", and "Oo Pa Pa Da". CD
Qui est Babs Robert? Turns out he's a hell of a saxophonist from the Belgian scene at the start of the 70s – an amazingly soulful player who's got just the right sort of spiritual vibe to live up to the image on the cover! Babs plays alto, tenor, and even a bit of electric tenor too – ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited to 250 copies! Please note – these copies have a slightly dinged corner from shipping, otherwise they are great!)
A solid set of jazzy funk from Eddie Roberts – guitarist for the New Mastersounds – unloading a nice little solo record with more of a jazz centered approach! The drums are nice and funky, and Eddie proves himself a very capable jazzy guitarist on the set. Eddie's backed up nicely by ... (Deep Funk, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Cover has some light wrinkling from water damage near the bottom, with just one small stain. Vinyl is nice.)
Wild funk from guitarist Freddy Robinson – hardly the "bluesology" you'd guess from the title! Sure, Freddie started his career as a blues guitarist on early Chess sessions – but during the early 70s, he cut some monster funky recordings for Stax, recordings that had a bluesy ... (Soul, Jazz)read moreCD
Justin Robinson seems to be more of a visionary here than usual – part of a new level of maturation we've seen in his music in more recent years – a move from being an already great saxophonist to being a strong leader and writer as well! The album's way more than the sum of its parts ... read moreCD
Irv Rochlin —
Line For FP ... CD Munich/Ultra Vybe (Japan), 1982. New Copy ...
Just Sold Out!
Irv Rochlin is a pianist that few folks know, and that's a damn shame – because Irv left his American home in the 60s, took up residency in Amsterdam, and became a hell of a great player, and one with a very lyrical tone! You'll hear that quality here in full proportion – as the album's ... read moreCD
(Part of the "Jazz Premium Seats – Rare Jazz – Live & Sessions" series!)
Really beautiful work from the team of Red Rodney and Ira Sullivan – hardly the sort of stuff we might have heard from the players a decade or two before – and a sophisticated batch of tunes that has them stretching out in rich musical directions! There's little of the boppish roots of ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Still sealed, with a cutout notch.)
Enrique Rodriguez & The Negra Chiway Band —
Fase Liminal ... CD Soul Jazz (UK), 2020. New Copy ...
These guys have a real 70s look on the cover, and they have a strong 70s sound within – a cool contemporary take on older spiritual jazz modes – done by a largeish ensemble who recall the glory days of Impulse Records at its best! We've heard from Chilean keyboardist Enrique Rodriguez ... read moreCD
These guys have a real 70s look on the cover, and they have a strong 70s sound within – a cool contemporary take on older spiritual jazz modes – done by a largeish ensemble who recall the glory days of Impulse Records at its best! We've heard from Chilean keyboardist Enrique Rodriguez ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album
We're not sure how much research went into the album – but we can definitely say that's got the sound just right – this sublime variation on Italian studio funk, served up here with all the right elements! The record's got an electric slink that would be right at home on the CTI/Kudo ... (Sound Library, Jazz)read moreLP, Vinyl record album
(Limited edition of 400 copies!)
Joris Roelofs & Han Bennink —
Icarus ... LP ICP (Netherlands), 2018. New Copy ...
Fantastic work from a duo who can take familiar instruments, and make them come out sounding completely different and in all these weird and wonderful ways! You may already know this quality from drummer Han Bennink, whose work has delighted us for decades – and he's equally matched here by ... read moreLP, Vinyl record album